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MSNBC
Apr 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
at a white house controversy dinner but it'll make the best jokes anyway. while president obama was there at podium that night, dissecting this creepy billionaire with a conspiracy theory about his birth certificate, while he was doing that, we later learned he was also in the middle of overseeing the operation, super risky high stakes operation that sent navy s.e.a.l.sinto pakistan to secretly kill osama bin laden. they thought it would raise suspicions that something was up if president obama skipped the dinner that year. so they had him show up, tell jokes as usual, and no one was none the wiser. puts a different spin on how the president handles the responsibility of getting the timing right on the implied hair do donald trump related giry busse joke. in one instance there was a presidential joke at one of the fancy washington dinners that did not just look different with the passage of time, it became kind of a permanent artifact in a bad way. a permanent bit of evidence of something that was very wrong with that whole presidency. >> those weapons of mass destruction, got to be
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
you fighting every step of the way. of course, the obama white house and democrats broadly, have almost always supported the pro choice side of women's reproductive health argument. almost always. since 2010, republicans, particularly in the states but also in congress have made anti-abortion legislating one of their party's top priorities in governing. in response, democrats have a decision to make. democrats the last couple of years had to decide what they were going to do. would they say with the kind of silent partner they had been for a long time or step up and let their position be known more loudly? they have stepped up more loudly. more publicly, in a way they haven't been comfortable doing in a long time. and today president obama put a new capstone on that when he became the first ever sitting u.s. president to address the organization of planned parenthood. joining us is president of planned parenthood federation of america and the planned parenthood action fund. thank you for being here. how important is it to have the sitting president address planned parenthood and
FOX Business
Apr 27, 2013 4:00am EDT
? you can't catch us live, have a great evening. lou: good evening confusing messages from the white house, president obama walks back from his red line decree on syrian use of chemical weapons. this aftee u.s. intelligence sources yesterday reported that on at least two occasions, assad regime had used seron gas on its population, the president instead laying out another red line for the assad regime, that is already slaughtered tens of thousands of its civilians. >> horrific as it is, when mortars are fired on civilians to use potential once one crosses another line. with respect to international norms and law. and that is going to be a game changer. lou: president obama has been repeating since as far back of august o last year, that assad's use of chemical weapons on his own people would cross a so-called red line, that would result in u.s. involvement in now 2 year long syrian civil iar. president today however called for more investigation into the intelligence communities assessment of the use of chemical weapons, and president incredibly said that syria had crossed a differen
FOX Business
Apr 26, 2013 10:00pm EDT
gone from bad to worse. lou: you mention political warfare in obama administration between white house and secretary of state hillary clinton. how can such tensions and disruptive petty bureaucrat icon flick be allowed to persi>> wel. i thi in varieties of cases from afghanistan tmiddle east, it impacted our policymaking because state department, which stands for engagement and diplomacy, and played an important role in conflicts bike balkanlike the balkans has not d its voice in this administration, secretary clinton of probably more influ18 shall than any then. there is a. i don't think that is being for the best. >> vali i look forward to your earlier return to the broadcast. congratulation on your new book. let's hope it remains indispensable. thank you very much. >>hank you. lou: go to loudobbs.com. you can get links directly to the purchase of the book, have a grk,k,k,k,k,k,k,k,k, good nightw yo york. >> let it be known this is week we moved on from terror concerns and debt concerns that we'll spend whatever it takes to keep us safe, can can assume throws any budt right now
CNN
Apr 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
explosions at the white house and barack obama injured. that tweet, a fake tweet, was up for just a few minutes before the account was suspended. the market responded in an instant. look at the drop. the dow fell about 145 points or 1%. even though the market bounced right back, it was a scary drop for investors. experts say over the past few months we have seen the number of cyber attacks sky rocket, and the biggest threat, the biggest target, our banks. according to a new verizon report, about 37% of information breaches were aimed at financial organizations. i want to bring in allen pauler, the director of research at the sans institute. we just saw two monday shut down boston for days. that's the visible face of terrorism. the invisible, the countless hits from hackers all over the world every day. how real is this threat of cyberterrorism? >> it is very real. in saudi arabia, cyberterrorists took out 30,000 computers. just destroyed them. it is physical damage being done but the real worry right now is financial loss. because our money used to be in vaults. now it is in a compu
FOX News
Apr 27, 2013 11:30am PDT
. the bogus tweet said that president obama was injured at the white house and market took a deep dive. it wiped out $136 billion of s&p 500 in a couple minutes. ap caught it and call it bogus. they reported the president was fine and the financial markets recovered. the question, does it show an overreliance on twitter and journalism and finance? >> it certainly does. u.s.a. today had a good article, welcome to the face of modern terror. this is what cyber terror looks like this. >> is the problem and challenge that the government faces. >> jon: is the lesson learned here? >> i don't think so at all. bloomberg had a piece on high frequency trading. we're going to learn about certain companies that sell twitter information to these hedge funds that run these algorithms. nobody had any idea what is going on. like the london case, we find out after the facts. >> jon: next, on news watch. what is a better job on do you think, a garbage man or a reporter? ♪ using telemedical and mobile technologies, verizon innovators are connecting trauma surgeons to patients in the field. helping
CNN
Apr 27, 2013 10:00am PDT
at the annual white house correspondents' dinner the pressure is on president obama. here are some memorable moments from past correspondents' dinners. >> members of the white house, correspondents association, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen -- >> here i am. here i am at another one of these dang press dinners. >> i'm absolutely delighted to be here. as is laura. >> she's hot. [ laughter ] >> for the men and women in. the armed services. that's a great thing. [ applause ] over there fighting. that's just one job i couldn't do. i mean, if they recruited me, of course, i'd go. but i don't want to be in the military. if i did, it's one job i could do would be the guy that greets the president when he gets off the helicopter. that's it. i mean you get some tv time. mr. president, that's it it for me. i'm going to have some lunch. >> it's funny to me that they have never caught you smoking but they somehow always catch you with your shirt off. i know you're into this transparency thing, but i don't need to see your nipples. [ laughter ] is there a beach at camp david? there
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 2:00am PDT
white house waiting when president obama said this is a red line? the answer is that properly, as you were stressing, he wants to be sure of the evidence and also to be sure that he can take it to the u.n. and international forums to have legitimacy for whatever the u.s. does. the bottom line for the u.s. continues to be trying to get the russians onboard in a negotiated settlement which will require most solid evidence that bashar al assad has crossed not just obama's red line but vladimir putin's as well. that's where they are this afternoon. >> here's the president's spokesman today. let's listen to this. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used. obtaining confirmation and strong evidence. all of those things we have to make sure we work on with the international community. i've been very clear publicly, but also privately, that for the syrian government to utilize chemical weapons on its people crosses a line that will change my calculous and how the united states approaches these issues
PBS
Apr 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
former president. twice barack obama won the white house by running against him, in '08 and again in '12. he's never carped. he never criticized. i think that has played well with people. it's hard to look back and say that iraq was anything other than a disaster, and and you can see the shadow and echoes of iraq in the disiks right now as we approach syria or anyplace else-- iran. it's-- you know, that is-- that was a defining moment for this country's foreign policy. >> woodruff: and for his presidenciy? >> yeah, i think it was the poeps-9/11. iraq and afghanistan, it's hard to defend the iraq war as we see it right now. i do think preventing another terror attack, creating that apparatus, that's on the plus side of the ledger. i'm not sure it will outweigh when history judges but i do think he gets credit for that. >> the one thing i do agree with david with is mitt romney lost in 2012 in large part because he at no point did not show any empathy. by 81-18 voters on election day said barack obama cares more about people like me than mitt romney. and they could have used a large dollop
PBS
Apr 26, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. white house letters to senators said u.s. intelligence assesses "with varying degrees of confidence that the syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale, specifically sarin." the disclosure put new pressure on president obama to take action. he met today with the visiting king of jordan, and said the findings are preliminary. >> we're going to be pursuing a very vigorous investigation consulting with our partners in the region as well as the international community and the united nations to make sure we are investigating this as effectively and as quick, quickly as we can. it's obviously horrific as it is when motors are being fired on civilians and people are being indiscriminately killed. to use weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations that is going to be a game changer. >> brown: the president has also said any use of chemical weapons would cross a red line. and on thursday, republican senator john mccain said, "it's been crossed." >> the president of the united states said that this would be a red line, if they used chemical weapons. those stocks of chemi
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
obama has been made of this arrest. >> kristen welker from the white house for us. thank as well. jims kaf that is an msnbc analyst. jim, mr. dutschke told reporters on tuesday that he was being framed. we know that there was some sort of ongoing rivalry between him and the elvis impersonator who was charged earlier earlier in this week. what is going on here? you got three local people involved in this plot here. you've got a senator, a judge, you got mr. curtis who was released and now you have this fourth person, mr. dutschke charged. i would be sure that the agents in the u.s. attorney's office are going to be certain about their proof after gotten the first guy and had to release him. it looks like something out of a novel where dutschke holds true in the proof trying to frame curtis by sending the letters to the senator, the junl, the one to the president may have been cover to make it look like it was from afar. >> let's pivot to boston here. we're hearing the fbi conducted a search on the landfill near dzhokhar's college. what more do we know about that? >> well you would
NBC
Apr 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
million women with health care they might not otherwise be able to afford. >> president obama says the u.s. needs to confirm claims that syria has used chemical weapons. video which reportedly covered last week in syria -- it's not proof. at the white house today with the king of jordan, area's neighbor, president obama says he needs verification before acting. >> obtaining confirmation and strong evidence, all of those things we have to make sure that we work on with the international community. >> be care -- >> britain's prime minister is using caution. >> the national park sfs says it's seen an increase in dog attacks in the golden gate national recreation area. the late ets was a fatal attack on a pair of geese. it comes as an especially tense time for the park and dog owners. >> i bring my dogs here four or five times a week. >> reporter: with it's sandy beaches, it's not hard to see why chrissy field draws dog owners. but not every dog owner eer is sass cautious as amy stephens. in the last month they've seen five dog month incident including a fatal attack of goose gos lynx at c
FOX Business
Apr 27, 2013 3:00am EDT
catch us live, have a great evening. lou: good evening confusing messages from the white house, president obama walks back from his red line decree on syrian use of chemical weapons. this aftee u.s. intelligence sources yesterday reported that on at least two occasions, assad regime had used seron gas on its population, the president instead laying out another red line for the assad regime, that is already slaughtered tens of thousands of its civilians. >> horrific as it is, when mortars are fired on
FOX Business
Apr 26, 2013 9:00pm EDT
can't catch us live, have a great evening. lou: good evening confusing messages from the white house, president obama wks back from his red line decree on syrian use of chemical weapons. this aftee u.s. intelligence sources yesterday reported that on at least two occasions, assad regime had used seron gas on its population, the president instead laying out another red line for the assad regime, that is already slaughtered tens of thousands of its civilians. >> horrific as it is, when mortars are fired on
FOX News
Apr 27, 2013 1:00am PDT
dignified and respectful. carter who was critic of bushes gave gracious comments. obama who heretofore has not said much nice about the predecessor even if n the white house several unveiling the official portrait said very few things about the president. gave expanse i and generous and gracious comments. also that was interesting at the private lunch following event, president obama threw out a line that was a great line. i suspect it would have been better if he used it publicly. he said i learned a lot from the predecessor, once you get in the job, you understand how difficult the job really is. i learned how difficult it is to throw out the ball, the first pitch of a game. and how hard it is to ride a bike. from my predecessor. it was a note of humility and humor and graciousness. >> bill: good. glad to hear that. glad to hear that. you heard the barney frank interview. i wanted to get your opinion on why you think the president doesn't say the words "islamic jihad." know it was the motivator for the two to go up and kill an 8-year-old boy, three other americans and woun
FOX News
Apr 27, 2013 12:00am PDT
hacked. a message went out saying two explosions in the white house and barack obama is injured. the ap suspended the account and announced they were hacked. when the news hit twitter the dow jones trillion lanch plummeted 150 points. that's a lot because i think it is 200 points. the syrian electronic army took credit. why? what is their point? >> they plunge the the dow. somebody hacking into a twitter account. that's all i can say. >> they will get stories wrong as it is. it will probably hack my account and say i am fun fee -- funny. >> you can get on if you have a computer and you can often see if you are hanging out at best buy. >> when i sleep in the library. this annoys me. the ap is a reputable source. you had the opportunity to tweet anything. this hacker is a hack. it is a dumb tom clancy plot. it would have been don trump admitted he is a circus clown or greg gutfeld announces his retirement and he will be going bar to the hobbits. you had an opportunity to do something cool with that and blew it. >> bill, he has a point. wasn't this the premise of did the die hard 4". i ban
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
obama hosted the third annual white house science fair. 100 student innovators from across the nation celebrated science technology, engineering, and math helping the president stay true to his 2009 promise of highlighting achievements in these areas. the same way that he would with an ncaa basketball championship. now, have you ever seen one of these? it's called a thermofyer. what is this thing you ask? well, i have its creator and this week's foot soldier 19-year-old anthony hallman here from chicago to explain. how are you this morning, anthony? >> hi, melissa. how are you? >> pretty good. >> tell me about the thermofyer. what is it? >> it's a pacifier with a built in thermometer. this is the off and on button and it has a digital display of the temperature. when the light is off, that means nothing is wrong and it has a one minute reading. when the light starts glowing such as this color right here, the orange color, that means that the baby's temperature is too high and it's in case the baby might have a flu. >> anthony, as soon as you started talking about it, one of the floor
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2013 3:45pm EDT
do it. >> the white house correspondence dipper, president obama, and late night talk show hosts headline the event before celebrities, journalists, and the white house press corp.. it starts with the red carpet arrivals live today at 6:15 eastern on c-span. >> gary schapiro outlines strategies used to strive in today's economy now on booktv. >> thank you, rick, i appreciate the introduction, and thanks to all of you who give up your time to be here, and listen, and i hope this will be interactive after awhile. the map is i speak a little bit, and then we have some interaction and questions. i spoken of many, many groups around the country and around the world about the issues, and every group is different with different interests. a little bit more about my background. i do head a trade association. it's a non-profit organization of over 2,000 technology companies, everyone you expect from microsoft to sny, best buy to target to companies like google and yahoo. companies at the cutting edge, and i have been in the position for over 20 years and i started out as a lawsuit in wash
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2013 6:00am EDT
national captioning institute] white house photo out, president obama discussed civil war issues. intelligence agencies had recently reported that the sy rian government has used chemical weapons. resident obama calls the findings a game changer. .e called for in investigation this is about 10 minutes. >> i want to welcome to the oval office once again king abdullah. his majesty is a great friend of the united states. jordan is a great partner to the united states on a host of issues. although we have recently seen each other, want to thank his majesty for the extraordinary hospitality he showed during our visit. there remain a host of issues in the region we will have a opportunity to discuss. first of all, i want to congratulate his majesty on syria -- the serious issue inside of jordan. we have been supportive with respect to long guarantees and other efforts in part because we have also seen the abdulla take some very important steps to further open democracy and entrepreneurship inside of jordan. we want to encourage that because we think jordan can be an extraordinary model
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2013 6:15pm EDT
, mrs. obama, distinguished guests from all , it is anl types honor to be here to present the white house correspondents association awards tonight. this week, seeing the five presidents on that stage in dallas was something special. it reminded me what an amazing honor it is to cover whoever is in this office. the following people have been voted by their colleagues for 'svering this president exceptionally well. the edgar allan co. award honors excellence in news covers and subjects an event of significant national or regional importance, written with fairness and objectivity. ,he 2013 winners are jim morris chris handley, ronnie greene for the center of public integrity. [applause] next up, the merriman smith memorial award. the award for excellence in presidential news coverage under deadline pressure originated in 1970 in memory of merriman smith of united earth international. a correspondent for more than 30 years. the award for 2013 in the print julie pace of two the associated press. [applause] the merriman smith a mortal -- memorial award in the broadcast category for 2013
FOX News
Apr 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, starring president obama and the reached press that covers him. it's the white house correspondents dinner and several swells show up, including the president. that's why i'm here. conan o'brien is hosting tomorrow night. he will be mocking everybody u about the reason i'll sit through this is because of ed henry, fnc's white house correspondent. he's in charge of the scholarship fund which receives money from this dinner. now, over the years scores of poor children have been given funds to go to journalism school. it's a great program. if you want to know more about it, please go to whca.net. again, way to go, ed henry. you're a patriot. on monday i'll tell you what happens at the big shabang tomorrow night. factor tip of the day. that is it for us tonight. please check out the fox news factor web site, different from bill o'reilly obama administration. also we would -- bill word of te day, do not be orwiellian. when writing the factor. again, thanks for watching us tonight. i'm bill o'reilly and please always remember that the spin stops right here in washington, d.c we're looking
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
, president obama discusses a new education initiative at the white house science fair. after that, the 2013 teacher of the year. first senator speeches by signature heitkamp. >> it to cars pull someone has a stranger and the other as dick cheney, you get in the car with the stranger. >> if you took all the money republicans spent tried to stop health-care weekend have health care. here we are at the hilton. >> is hard to be funny with the president of the united states sitting here. somehow, the joe biden manages to do in it. >> our coverage starts at the red carpet are rivals like today at 6:15 eastern on c-span. >>, monday, president obama posted the third white house science fair. obamamonday, president posted a third white house science fair. he announced a new program focusing on those four areas. this is 50 minutes. -- 15 minutes. [applause] >> thank you, everybody. have a seat. welcome to the white house science fair, one of my favorite events through the course of the year, and i just had a chance to see some of the outstanding exhibits that have been put forward by some o
CBS
Apr 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
chemical weapons against the syrian people. >> reporter: the white house says that it needs more conclusive evidence. >> president barack obama with all due respect for him, the price of the first child who died in daraa is far more important than waiting for conclusive evidence of use of chemical weapons for him to do something. >> reporter: ghassan hitto was elected interim prime minister by syrian opposition groups currently based outside the country. until last year he worked in computers and he lived just outside dallas with his children and his american-born wife suzanne who converted to islam before they were married. but he told us he couldn't stay in texas as the death toll in syria continued to climb. now ending syria's civil war is his full-time job. it's a conflict in which the opposition is massively outgunned by the government's tanks. fighter jets, and scud missiles. >> we are not asking for boots on the ground. we are not asking for any u.s. soldiers or any british soldiers or any foreign soldiers to come in and put their lives at risk. >> reporter: give me some s
ABC
Apr 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
through a little too fast. a top white house official tells me this morning, president obama was prepared to sign the bill into law today but now must wait until tuesday. a spelling error in the bill needs kreked first. bianna? >> unbelievable. jeff, thank you. >>> we turn to an astonishing discovery here in new york city. a piece of landing gear found in an alley near the world trade sent person where the metal is believed to have fallen from is quite remarkable, john. >> reporter: remarkable indeed. authorities believe it came from one of the planes that crashed into the world trade center. it's lodged in an alley behind me. because this construction site for a mosque hasn't been touched for more than a decade, authorities don't know how it got here. police are on guard, treating it as a crime scene. investigators this morning are puzzled by an alarming discovery. look at this metal part of an airplane, believed to be landing gear from one of the hijacked jum poe gets that crashed into the world trade towers. >> after a long period of time, i'm amazed. >> reporter: it's wedged
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2013 2:30pm EDT
it. >> the white house correspondence dipper, president obama, and
NBC
Apr 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >>> president obama today called the alleged use of chemical weapons by syria a potential game-changer. our political director, chief white house correspondent chuck todd is with us for more on this. chuck, what to do about it now in a nation not looking for yet another foreign conflict? >> reporter: absolutely. look, the first time personally the president acknowledged that, yes, they have -- we have evidence, the united states government -- evidence of chemical weapons being used in syria. but in a meeting and the oval office with the king of jordan he made that acknowledgment with a lot of caveats. take a listen. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used, obtaining confirmation and strong evidence. all of those things we have to make sure we work on with the international community and we, ourselves, are going to focus on this. >> reporter: here's what sources are making clear to me. their intelligence, they believe, is spot on. they believe they know chemical weapons were used. they don't know
FOX News
Apr 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
your demands. white house political strategy backfired it would have been better to privatize air traffic control. >> paul, we have a disappointing economic report. what is new era of obama economics. 2% growth. i would like to give a hit to american businesses to do pretty well in a tough environment with a lot of bad policies. president obama started out the quarter with a tax increase, ended up spending the rest of it and warning people about the sequester and the end of the world. all things considered. credit to american businesses for hanging in there. >> paul: and it's going to keep going or are we going to see another slowdown? >> it looks like a lot of years we've had recently. it starts out promising and then not betting on the rest of the year. >> paul: if you have your own hit or miss, please send it to us and be sure and follow us on twitter at jer@fnc. i'm paul gigot. hope to see you here next week. >> jon: another busy week in the news business. the investigation on the boston bombings in full swing. details emerge about the terrorists and their plot. federal offici
PBS
Apr 26, 2013 6:30pm PDT
not possess any and it accused the u.s. and britain of lying. >> on thursday, the white house said it had concluded with some confidence that the syrian government had used chemical weapons. the british government is backing that as well. obama added on friday again that chemical weapons use is a game changer. >> the claims have not changed anything on the ground in syria. government troops pushed into two northern damascus neighborhoods on friday, triggering heavy fighting with rebels. >> syrian government forces are concentrating their firepower on damascus. troops loyal to the regime have been pounding rebel positions. as the fighting escalates, so does evidence that the regime has used a deadly chemical agents against rebel forces. has the syrian president crossed the red line? that would be a game changer for western nations. the u.s. president, barack obama, said investigations were still ongoing, but -- >> the use of potential weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations crosses another line with respect to international norms and international law. that is going to be a
FOX News
Apr 27, 2013 2:00am PDT
i want you to savor this irony, if you will. so i think one of the reasons why obama went after these high profile things, like air travel and white house tours is because he wanted to try to prove that we just couldn't live without big government. but the irony now is that with the sequester has shown is yes, we can, in fact, live without big government and big spending and secondly, that government is completely screwed up at all levels. they can't set appropriate priorities. there is no common sense in government at all. >> well, look, i don't disagree that we have big problems with our government. we need to rein in spending, taxes, entitlement. we just can't afford big government or bad government. but monica, i think it's actually something a little worse. if i can be so bold. i think the obama administration thought that the sequester would be blamed on the republicans, more pain, more problems for the republicans. it's actually, according to the polls, backfired on the administration and that's why i think there has been some movement towards accommodation from the presi
KICU
Apr 26, 2013 11:30pm PDT
bill that would end furloughs of air traffic controllers is now awaiting president obama's signature. the faa says it will try to resume normal schedules for controllers as soon as possible. both houses of congress passed the bill and the white house says the president will sign it. the legislation allows the faa more flexibility to shift funds under sequestration. >>> the japanese transportation minister presented a directive to top executives of japan air and all nippon airways so they take additional safety measures and install revamped lithion batteries. >>> a first confirmed debris from the japan tsunami to reach the state. the japanese government says a boat belongs to a high school marine sciences program. the japanese consulate and noaa have confirmed the boat is tsunami debris. only 27 pieces of debris found along the u.s. coast have actually been confirmed as coming from japan. most of it in hawaii, washington state, and oregon. >>> new video tonight of a protest in oakland. a few dozen people marched to police headquarters and back. the action was to show support. seattle
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2013 7:00am EDT
corp. 2013] >> up next, president obama discusses a new education initiative at the white house science fair. after that, the 2013 teacher of the year. first senator speeches by signature heitkamp. >> it to cars pull someone has a stranger and the other as dick cheney, you get in the car with the stranger. >> if you took all the money republicans
FOX News
Apr 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
controllers, the bill now awaits president obama's signature. the bill lets the agency use money from less needed areas to end delays at airports across the country. the white house says it's just a band-aid. critics say president obama left them no other choice. >> the president was at one point given the option of being able to do what we're talking about right now across the board without having to do this piecemeal deal. he didn't want to take it. and he didn't want to take it because they wanted to have the tax increases across the board and not actually go through with the spending cuts. the problem is -- >>alisyn: the white house has been accused of playing politics and cherry-picking visible areas to make cuts forhe most impact. >> tell us about sports, clayton. >>clayton: it was day one of the nfl draft. it came and went without manti te'o or gino smith hearing their names called. they didn't wait too long. on day two, manti te'o was taken by the san diego chargers. they traded up to get him. i wonder if someone will let him now that the san diego chargers don't exist. sorry. the
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 9:00am PDT
poisoned letters sent to president obama and other officials two eks ago. kristin welker is at the white house for us. what is the latest in these developments? >> reporter: alec, good afternoon to you. fbi officials confirm that special agents did arrest 41-year-old everett dutschke this afternoon, and authorities in tupelo, mississippi, say that the arrest is in connection with those ricin-laced letters that were addressed to president obama and members of congress. at this point in time though, no charges have been filed and no word on what specific charges will be filed. he is being held in a detention center expected to be arraigned on monday. now, his home was actually investigated by authorities tuesday and wednesday. so reporters have been outside of his house on a number of different days this week, alex. our local affiliate actually interviewed him earlier this week. take a listen to what dutschke had to say. >> i had absolutely nothing to do with those letters and the person that was -- her defense attorney or his defense attorney said -- steered them in my direction bec
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
the why phase... >>> the white house correspondents dinner kicks off about twelve hours or so from now here in washington. when president obama is expected to deliver a speech that includes some humor. but for one former presidential speech writer, the day is remembered for a speech that was never delivered. joining me now is political humorist mark katz who was the in-house comedic speech yeutter for president bill clinton. welcome, mark. i know you've got this new piece in the daily beast about what you call the funniest speech bill clinton never gave. and you write about how the white hou white house decided against giving your speech in 1995 because it was only ten days after the oklahoma city bombing and they were concerned it was too funny. so could that happen again with the boston bombing? >> i think more accurately it was the best speech he never gave. because for the fact that he never gave it, he gave another speech that really kind of tapped in to his -- his -- an eloquent voice that kind of gave voice to our -- our national resolve to fight terrorism. so this is a, you
FOX
Apr 26, 2013 10:00pm PDT
bill that would end furloughs of air traffic controllers is now awaiting president obama's signature. the faa says it will try to resume normal schedules for controllers as soon as possible. both houses of congress passed the bill and the white house says the president will sign it. the legislation allows the faa more flexibility to shift funds under sequestration. >>> the japanese transportation minister presented a directive to top executives of japan air and all nippon airways so they take additional safety measures and install revamped lithion batteries. >>> a first confirmed debris from the japan tsunami to reach the state. the japanese government says a boat belongs to a high school marine sciences program. the japanese consulate and noaa have confirmed the boat is tsunami debris. only 27 pieces of debris found along the u.s. coast have actually been confirmed as coming from japan. most of it in hawaii, washington state, and oregon. >>> new video tonight of a protest in oakland. a few dozen people marched to police headquarters and back. the action was to show support
FOX News
Apr 27, 2013 10:00am PDT
cans in every pack. new beneful medley's. >> good afternoon. in the white house, it's saying it is still trying to confirm whether or not syria unleashed chemical weapons on its own people. if that is the case as is expected, president obama calls this a, quote, game changer. this comes just weeks after we received similar witness accounts and disturbing video like this. men, women and children swarming hospitals there and being treated for horrific injuries. here is what president obama had to say. >> this is not an on or off switch. this is an ongoing challenge that all of us have to be concerned about. this is going to be a long-term proposition. this is not going to be something that is solved easily overnight. >> heather: but a spokesman for syria's interim government says he wants the u.s. to take action now. take a listen. >> what we're asking the international community or asking the united states with its drone technology, search and strike technology, help us. we do not understand the western attitude when it comes to reluctance to take action on that. >> heather: let's t
CBS
Apr 27, 2013 5:00am PDT
the bloody two-year long civil war in syria. the white house says there is evidence that the syrian regime has used nerve gas against its people in two attacks last month. president obama delivered a stern warning to bashir al assad assad. >> they're being discriminately killed, to use weapons of mass destruction crosses another one with respect to international norms and international law. that is going to be a game-changer. >> the president didn't say how the game might change and he cautioned that the u.s. needs more evidence to prove that the assad regime did, in fact use those weapons. david, what more evidence does the president need at this point and what exactly are they -- is the administration waiting for? >> the president wants evidence that he can take to the united nations, take to other governments so he can provide a basis for legitimacy in case they want to take action. i think the white house also hopes even at this late date that it can convince russia that russia's redline has been violated as well as the redline that president obama announced. the preferred solut
NBC
Apr 27, 2013 5:00am PDT
leaguers. >> reporter: where obama, boehner, and biden share a room with clooney, and even kim kardashian. white house briefings take a back seat to some gentle ribbing. >> you remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? that was hilarious. >> reporter: while washington is often called hollywood for ugly people, on this night, the real stars shine. glitz and glam overruns the town and everyone wants to party late into the night. >> washington's gone very hollywood. it's not the nerd prom anymore. >> reporter: and while the event raises scholarship money for aspiring journalism students -- >> all right, everybody. >> reporter: it also lowers the bar for presidential discourse. >> no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donald. that's because he can get back to focusing on the issues that matter. like did we fake the moon landing. >> reporter: president obama is great at using comedy as a weapon to entertain people, educate us, and eviscerate his opponents. >> it's great to be here this evening in the vast, magnifice
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